Update on the EPA's 'Next Generation Compliance' Strategy

September 9, 2016
Bryan P. Franey and Michael Dillon
The Legal Intelligencer

Beginning in 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) began rolling out a suite of new enforcement strategies and tools that the EPA has referred to collectively as “next generation compliance.” Next generation compliance or NGC refers to five overlapping EPA initiatives, each centered on the use of existing and emerging technology as a way to achieve greater environmental compliance by the regulated community.  The five overlapping initiatives include the following: (1) built-in compliance using more effective rules and permits; (2) advanced monitoring; (3) electronic reporting; (4) increased transparency; and (5) innovative enforcement.

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